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  1. Back In My Day

From the album Steel Bridge Songs Vol. 9

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10. Back in My Day (Danielle French, David Woods, Cariad Harmon) Performed by: Danielle French - accordion, backing vocals / David Woods - acoustic guitar / Cariad Harmon - banjo, lead vocals

Lyrics

I’ve been here a lifetime
Since they built the canal
In years gone by
This was an old quarry town

They came here from nowhere
Looking for work
Digging the limestone
Out of the dirt

Back in those days
I was the talk of this town
But time has a way
Of wearing you down

Some came for the shipyards
They worked with their hands
So I reached out my arms
For the hardworking man

They built these great vessels
Right here on the shore
We all stood there watching
As they sailed through the Door

Back in those days
I was the talk of this town
But time has a way
Of tearing you down

Now it’s all different
Time marches on
The quarries are closed
The ships mostly gone

You should have seen me
Back in my day
I’m an old steel bridge
Just in the way

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